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building my first gaming rig


Corsair 300r
intel i7 3770k
Asus Maximus v gene
corsair H80i cooler
Evga Gtx 680 Classified
Corsair 860 psu
Corsair red Individualy braided cables for psu
16gb of ripjaw x 1600mhz
Corsair Force Gt 240 SSD
also planning on loading the case with Corsair AF & SP 140 fans


just wondering if that all sounds like a good gaming build or if anyone could suggest some better options. looking to keep the build around £2000 mark . Going to buy bits each month
thanks
post #2 of 13
If it's just for gaming, and not heavily threaded applications, I'd say go for a 3570k, as it's basically just the i7 without hyperthreading. You can use this extra cash for an upgrade on cooling to H100i, or another one of those beautiful SSDs. If you did that, I'd also steer you away from that motherboard, as there is no need, BUT the fact remains that it matches the color scheme you'll end up with, and I'm down with that tongue.gif

Personally, I'd go with 7950 or 7970 before the 680, but if you like that nV card, that's cool too thumb.gif

Also, that PSU's a bit much for such a build lol
Edited by Syryll - 1/13/13 at 10:48am
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I would get the h100i but as far as I'm aware I don't think it will fit easily into a corsair 300r .
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edit: whoops lol

I didn't think of that lol. You could always *make* it fit, though.
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Since the 300R has two 120mm top fan mount locations, I don't see why the H100 would be a problem.

However looking at your build, I see some other things you may want to change.

If you are gaming, and don't really need the HT, go with the 3570k. That will save you a decent amount of money right there. I also think the motherboard choice is overpriced and unneeded. Go with an ASRock Extreme6 or Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H. I think the Corsair PSU you picked out is overpriced. Go with a Seasonic, Rosewill, or Silverstone. Preferably a Seasonic, fully modular. You can save some more money by going with 16gb of Samsung Wonder Ram (32nm Low Volt) it clocks to 2133MHz and it's $80US for 16GB.

Also, probably look into a Samsung 830 or 840 series SSD over the Corsair.
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I just realised that you said you're going to be buying little-by-little each month. Unless you have a means to make sure the parts are in good shape as you receive them, I can't say that its a good idea to purchase like that. Let's say you buy your motherboard first. You have to wait on power supply, processor, and ram to be able to see if it'll post, so RMA with whatever retailer you use could be a hassle. Just my 0.02, but at the very least, buy in sizable chunks that can be tested. Another con to this is that you'll find your hardware to become quite dated by the time you finish your build. I'm not entire sure what your timeframe is, but Intel's "Haswell" chips may very well be out by then, along with next-gen GPUs, possibly even DDR4.

If it's going to take you longer than two months to build, I'd say just hold onto the cash until you have the full amount for your build.
Edited by Syryll - 1/14/13 at 9:54am
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i have an i7 3770 computer right now that i can test each part as i buy them. when i started the thread i had already ordered the psu . tested working great, going to order the motherboard cpu and h80i in the next couple of weeks. BiG StroOnZ the reason i went for that board was colour scheme really . why you think the motherboard is unneeded ? i looked into the haswell chip but apparently its most likely to be slight power improvement but mainly intergrated graphics improvement. Once i get the motherboard.cpu and h80i installed im going to borrow the hd radeon 7770 2gb out of my current computer till i can buy a top end graphics card. ive heard that the h100 doesnt fit because of clearance between it and the motherboard.
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Originally Posted by jasepugh1984 View Post


I love what you did with the HDD trays! thumb.gif

I'm gonna do it to my 500R biggrin.gif
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Thanks. I masked off just the handle grips of the bed trays and painted those, thought it added a nice touch and the clips the the optical drive popped off easily so I did them aswell.
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